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Frauna Schroeder and Christine Meyer bring their Jewelry to the La Grande Farmers’ Market.
Many people are fervent when it comes to the subject of jewelry, whether it concerns them or someone they love. For those who have jewelry, it is important to know a little about taking care of it correctly. The following paragraphs will help you get a handle on the complex world of jewelry!
Don’t use acetone, bleach, ammonia or turpentine to clean copper. This could cause the stone to change color or become dull in appearance, and it may eat away at the enamel on the piece.
When you purchase jewelery ensure you know what you are buying. There are three different types: natural, synthetic and imitation. Natural and synthetic gemstones are both actual gemstones, while an imitation gemstone is just a plastic mold made to look like a gemstone. Synthetic gems are grown in a lab, natural gems are dug out of the Earth.
If you buy jewelry from a jewelry store, ask if they offer insurance. You want to know if they will be able to repair or replace the piece if it was to break. You should also think about getting additional insurance in cause of theft or loss.
Make sure you take precautions to stop your jewelery from losing its shine. When wearing your jewelry, you should avoid exposure to water. Metals will often tarnish or rust when in contact with water. A single coat of transparent nail polish may help protect certain types of metal.
You should always make an effort to properly care for all of your jewelry. Different metals, stones, and settings have different needs to ensure proper maintenance. What works well with one type of precious stone may actually harm another. If you are uncertain what the best practice is for caring for a particular piece of jewelry, ask your jeweler.
Remember that even costume jewelry needs careful attention. Many of the stones and embellishments are just glued in instead of set in a professional setting. Costume jewelry should never be submerged in liquid, nor cleaned with chemicals. The best way to care for your jewelry is to use one damp cloth to wipe it followed by a dry one to dry it. This will ensure that all of your costume jewelry looks like it did the day you bought it.
You can use a brooch to make your belt stand out, since it is sure to be eye-catching. You can add it anywhere on the belt that you think looks good.
It is important to pay attention to how the diamond is cut, and the clarity of the stone. To some people this is more important and appealing than the actual size. Remember to think about the personality and style of the woman you’re getting the diamond for.
Comparison shopping is vital to the diamond-buying process. Every diamond is unique and has its own flaws. Once you see some of the flaws in person, they may become less important. Every jeweler is able to price point differently, depending on the flaw. You should always shop around to find the best possible diamond for a price that you can afford.
Ensure that the clasps of your jewelry are sturdy and reliable. Weak clasps put your expensive pieces of jewelry at risk of loss. You should add a safety clasp on any expensive jewelry pieces. There are those that use two or three clasps to keep their jewelry safe while they wear it.
You will want to avoid necklaces getting tangled, which can damage them. Try to find some attractive-looking hooks to hang them. Create an instant necklace storage area by mounting a row of these hooks on a closet wall. No longer will you have to contend with knotted, tangled balls of chains in your jewelry box. Plus, the artfully arranged necklaces make an aesthetically pleasing addition to your room.
Everyone can get confused about jewelry from time to time. Remember to use these tips to choose jewelery.